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Serve your guest with these creative DIY serving trays and impress them with your art! You can easily decor your plastic or wooden try with these painted tray ideas.

We all love to put our best foot forward in everything. Be it studying, playing, cooking, serving, etc. Now you have a chance to put your best foot forward with these crafty DIY serving trays. They will surely make your platter glow when you serve it to your guests. Your creativity and imagination would also be praised for creating such beautiful serving trays. We at K4 Craft have brought to you this article on DIY serving tray ideas. Let us sit back and enjoy the journey through these beautiful DIYs.

DIY Serving Tray Ideas

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1. Unique And Beautiful DIY Serving Tray Ideas

Unique And Beautiful DIY Serving Tray Ideas
Image source / Tutorial: Very Create

This is a pretty wooden tray painted with abstract design in acrylic paint. You can start off with dab of paint and then spread it in patterns. You may even add metallic paint to this abstract design to give a metal sheen to it. Set the design in resin. This way our designer tray remains new for a long period of time. You make these trays in different sizes to create a tray set.

2. Up scaling Waste DIY Serving Tray Ideas

Up Scaling Waste DIY Serving Tray Ideas
Image source / Tutorial: Addicted 2 DIY

You can upscale these old bottle caps using this technique. Take an old plastic or wooden tray and set the bottle caps inside the tray. You may even paint the tray before setting the bottle caps inside it. when the bottle caps are set inside the tray, take liquid resin and pour it over the bottle caps. Let it set. You may even use the gluing method. Glue the individual bottle caps on the tray surface for the finished DIY tray.

3. Fancy floral DIY Serving Tray Ideas

Fancy Floral DIY Serving Tray Ideas
Image source / Tutorial:  Alice and Lois

You can make this beautifully patterned tray using a colorful patterned sheet. Take a wooden or plastic tray and clean it thoroughly. Now cut the patterned sheet, cloth to size of the dimensions. Stick the cut piece of cloth or paper to the base of the tray. This gives you a finished, patterned tray for your household.

4. Kids DIY Serving Tray Ideas

Kids DIY Serving Tray Ideas
Image source / Tutorial: Alpha Mom

This is a beautiful kiddie tray. Your kids can make such a tray using their own skills at home. Take a wooden board and flatten it. Make sure no edges or splinters are lurking out of the board. Stick two handle bars to the sides of the tray. This will provide support to the tray. Now your kids can paint or draw on the surface of the tray. This will give a beautiful look to the tray. Also messages can be written on the tray for special occasions.

5. Intricate Floral Design DIY Serving Tray Ideas

Intricate Floral Design DIY Serving Tray Ideas
Image source / Tutorial: Aww Sam

This is a very beautiful flower based tray DIY. First of all take a clear plastic tray. Clean the tray thoroughly. Now cut out some flowers from a floral patterned sheet. You may even use 3D flowers for the purpose. Now stick these flowers to the base of the tray. Pour resin on top of the tray. This gives a finished look to this beautiful household tray.

6. Colorful dots DIY Serving Tray Ideas

Colorful Dots DIY Serving Tray Ideas
Image source / Tutorial: Brit + Co

This is a beautiful minimalist confetti tray idea. Take a sponge brush and some mod podge. Apply the mod podge on a tray surface and scatter some colorful confetti on the surface of the tray. You can keep the confetti light or make it concentrated. The choice is yours. You may design your tray either way.

7. Gold Flakes DIY Serving Tray Ideas

Gold Flakes DIY Serving Tray Ideas
Image source / Tutorial: Beauty and the Beard

This white based gold tray design is phenomenal. Take a simple tray made of plastic and give it several coats of acrylic paint. Once the paint has dried, you may form a stencil for a circular design. Now using a sponge brush, apply the metallic gold paint on the stencil passing onto the white tray. This makes the tray look regal and this DIY is really easy to realize.

8. Colorful And Bright DIY Serving Tray Ideas

Colorful And Bright DIY Serving Tray Ideas
Image source / Tutorial: Blue I Style

You can make this colorful and bright DIY tray to serve your guests or place some show pieces at home. Take a clear plastic tray. Get a beautiful pattern you wish to cover the tray base with. You can choose a paper with a sticking back paper for the ease of application to the tray. You can choose from a wide range of colorful patterns. You may even find some designs on the internet and then print them on a sticking paper.

9. Patterned DIY Serving Tray Ideas

Patterned DIY Serving Tray Ideas
Image source / Tutorial: Centsational Girl

This is  a very beautiful and fine tray design. This DIY serving tray idea can be realized by painting a wooden tray in white paint. Take a beautiful stencil and place it inside he tray and roll the paint over the stencil. This way you get a beautiful pattern inside the tray design. Now add the required details with the help of a fine brush or a pencil back.

10. Geometrical Design DIY Serving Tray Ideas

Geometrical Design DIY Serving Tray Ideas
Image source / Tutorial: Charming Zebra

You can create this beautiful pattern serving  tray easily at home. You can create this beautiful design with the help of colorful tape. You can form different colorful patterns using colored tape on the base of the DIY serving tray.

11. Wooden DIY Serving Tray Ideas

Wooden DIY Serving Tray Ideas
Image source / Tutorial: Coffee and Pine

This simple and sleek wooden tray looks sleek and stylish. You can buy one of these wooden trays at the market. Burr the edges of the tray and polish the surface for a great finish. This wooden tray looks really beautiful.

12. Fruity DIY Serving Tray Ideas

Fruity DIY Serving Tray Ideas
Image source / Tutorial: Consumer Crafts

This is a pretty picnic time DIY serving tray. Take a wooden tray. Curve the edges of the tray in an upward hump. Paint the outer edges in bright green color. Paint the base of the tray in a bright red shade similar to the insides of a watermelon. Add the details of watermelon seeds. This makes this tray a perfect choice for a picnic.

13. Colorful And Bright DIY Serving Tray Ideas

Colorful And Bright DIY Serving Tray Ideas
Image source / Tutorial: Delineate Your Dwelling

This pretty DIY serving tray can be easily made with your creative ideas. Collect some bright colored sheets and golden tape. Cut small pieces of golden tape and add it to the colored paper sheet. Add this beautiful and bright colored sheet to the base of the tray. You can use this pretty tray to serve your guests or even to keep your beautiful show pieces.

14. Fresh And Modern DIY Serving Tray Ideas

Fresh And Modern DIY Serving Tray Ideas
Image source / Tutorial: Enthralling Gumption

This is a modern take on the serving tray designs. Start with a clean base of the tray. Add Plasticine designs or paint strokes in a smooth manner. Once you have made the designs, let it dry and finish it off with resin coat and polish it at the end.

15. Paint Splash DIY Serving Tray Ideas

Paint Splash DIY Serving Tray Idea
Image source / Tutorial: For the Makers

This is a fun DIY serving tray idea. You can create this beautiful tray at home. Start with a clean surface of a plastic tray. Use bright colors to cover the surface of the tray. Use big and blunt brushes for the rough look. Finish it off with a layer of mod podge for longer lasting effect.

16. Watermelon Punch DIY Serving Tray Idea

Watermelon Punch DIY Serving Tray Idea
Image source / Tutorial: Handimania

You can create this beautiful watermelon serving tray. Take a circular wooden board and give it an outline as the green outer edge of the watermelon. Paint the inside of the tray in a red shade. Add black small watermelon seeds to give the required feel of the DIY watermelon serving tray.

17. Orange Wooden DIY Serving Tray Idea

Orange Wooden DIY Serving Tray Ideas
Image source / Tutorial:  Instructables

You can create these beautiful picnic trays using wooden boards. You can create different summer fruit trays from the wooden boards. Paint the perfectly circular wooden boards in the colors of the fruits. Add handles on the sides of the trays to make them handy to use.

18. Tasty Treat DIY Serving Tray Idea

Tasty Treat DIY Serving Tray Ideas
Image source / Tutorial: I Spy DIY

This is a fun way to present some tasty food on the platter. Start with a pristine white tray. Make a draft of what you wish to write on the tray. Now paint the word onto the white tray. Let it dry. Use this beautiful tray to serve sumptuous food.

19. Leafy DIY Serving Tray Idea

Leafy DIY Serving Tray Idea
Image source / Tutorial: I Spy DIY

You can create this beautiful tropical inspired tray with the help of stick-on stickers. Take a pristine white tray. Now print some glossy green leaves. Paste the green leaves on the white tray. Give it a finished look by finishing it off with a layer of resin. Polish the resin upon solidifying.

20. Food Inspired DIY Serving Tray Idea

Food Inspired DIY Serving Tray Idea
Image source / Tutorial: I Spy DIY

You may create this beautiful DIY serving tray. Take a unique shaped plastic tray. Now add some beautiful and bright colorful dots, shapes, figures, etc. You may even add random words related to food and sumptuous food items.

21. Crystals Inspired DIY Serving Tray Ideas

Crystals Inspired DIY Serving Tray Ideas
Image source / Tutorial: Lauren Conrad

You can create this beautiful crystal quarry inspired DIY serving tray design. You can start off with an asymmetric surface. Fill it with resin. Add beautiful colors to the liquid resin to create layers. Finish it off by leveling and polishing the surface.

22. Marble DIY Serving Tray Ideas

Marble DIY Serving Tray Ideas
Image source / Tutorial: Pennies for a Fortune

You can make this regal DIY serving tray using a slab of marble. Start off with a slab of marble. Cut it to size and polish it to perfection. Once done, add two handles on the opposite ends of the tray for holding.

23. Symbolic DIY Serving Tray Idea

Symbolic DIY Serving Tray Idea
Image source / Tutorial: Pretty My Party

Create this DIY personalized serving tray using a solid color plastic tray and a motif. Add the motif to the base of the tray. You can stick the motif to the surface using super glue.

24. Modern And Sophisticated DIY Serving Tray Idea

Modern And Sophistocated DIY Serving Tray Ideas
Image source / Tutorial: Project Nursery

You may use a real wood slice to make this beautiful DIY serving tray or use a plastic or wooden base and paint it to perfection. The outer bark design can be created in the best way using crushed newspaper. Add two handles on the top of the tray for comfort in carrying. You may also add message or loving quotes on the tray.

25. Crystal Finish DIY Serving Tray Idea

Crystal Finish DIY Serving Tray Idea
Image source / Tutorial: Reality Daydream

This is a very beautiful DIY serving tray idea. you can create this tray using glass paints on a plastic tray. Create a basic mesh of the design on the tray surface. Once the design has been formed, finish it off with a resin finish layer.

26. Dried Flowers And Leaves DIY Serving Tray Idea

Dried Flowers And Leaves DIY Serving Tray Idea
Image source / Tutorial: Say Yes

You can create this floral tray design using some dried leaves and flowers. You can collect some fresh flowers and leaves from your backyard. Now dry these flowers and leaves by keeping them inside a book. Once the flora has dried, paste them on the surface of the tray. Now pour a layer of resin on top of the dried flora for the finished look. Make sure, no air gets entrapped in the resin layer.

27. Messages And Notes DIY Serving Tray Idea

Messages And Notes DIY Serving Tray Ideas
Image source / Tutorial: Something Turquoise

This is a very beautiful DIY serving tray design. This beautiful message design can be made on a basic wooden tray. Write different messages, thoughts, quotes, etc. on the surface of the wooden tray. You can write them with bright colored pens or sketch pens. Finish the tray design off with a layer of resin. Polish the surface, once the resin layer solidifies.

28.Woven DIY Serving Tray Idea

Woven DIY Serving Tray Idea
Image source / Tutorial: Style Me Pretty

Create this beautifully colored woven tray base. You can buy a woven base. Now paint some patterns on this woven base to give it a beautiful pattern. This will surely look great. You can use some light pastel shades for the optimum effect.

29. Gold Pattern DIY Serving Tray Idea

Gold pattern DIY Serving Tray Idea
Image source / Tutorial: Style Me Pretty

You can create this beautiful DIY serving tray with the help of a white tray, acrylic paint, gold metallic paint, paint brushes and tape. Cover the base of the tray with white acrylic paint. Now stick some adhesive tape on the surface of the painted tray. Paint the left out places in gold metallic paint. Remove the tapes, once the paint dries off.

30. Marble Finish DIY Serving Tray Idea

Marble finish DIY Serving Tray Idea
Image source / Tutorial:The Country Chic Cottage

You can create this beautiful patterned DIY serving tray by using a solid black tray with a white patterned sheet. Cut the patterned sheet to the exact size. Paste the patterned sheet on the base of the tray. Make sure the ends of the patterned sheet do not come out from the edges of the tray.

31. Colorful Patterned DIY Serving Tray Ideas

Colorful Patterned DIY Serving Tray Ideas
Image source / Tutorial: The Every Girl

You can make this beautifully patterned DIY serving tray quite easily. All you need to do is start off with a white sheet of paper. Now stamp some colorful shapes on the white sheet. Make a beautiful pattern of the shapes. Paste this sheet onto a white plastic tray. This gives you a beautiful serving tray. Finish it off with a thin layer of mod podge.

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Serve your guest with these creative DIY serving trays and impress them with your art! You can easily decor your plastic or wooden try with these painted tray ideas.

We hope you loved all these carefully curated DIY serving tray craft ideas. These beautiful trays would surely add beauty to your cutlery and food. Do share your valuable experience with us in the comments section below. You may check out other related articles at K4 Craft. We would soon come up with more such related articles for you. Keep smiling and creating with K4 Craft!

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